After exploring the Hayagriva Madhava temple, we were a bit hungry and so we had our lunch at a roadside restaurant on the way. I am an avid lover of food and was extremely happy to taste noodles and various other dishes in their true form. From there, we moved on to our next destination which is known as Chitralekha Udyan Assam. It is also known as Cole Park and located close to the heart of Tezpur. We were simply fascinated by the picturesque construction of the park.
One of the visitors told us that both the names i.e. Cole Park and Chitralekha Udyan are synonymous and not different. He also told us that the name of the park has been derived from a love story of Aniruddha and Usha, found in Agnigarh. The park acts as a host to different types of painting and drawing competitions organized by schools located nearby. Inside the park, we could spot the famous Bhomoraguri inscriptions which showcase plans of building a bridge over the Brahmaputra. Incidentally, there is a bridge called Koila Bhomora Setu at the same site.
We also went to the pond where we hired a paddle boat and had some fun. After that, we moved on to the next section of amusements called Bumping Cars. We could see that the cars were brand new and in good condition which clearly showed. My child was also fascinated to have a sight of Valiant MIG 21 which is considered to be one of the premiere jet fighter models of the Indian aviation industry. The actual aircraft is considered to be the first supersonic airplane to become a part of Indian Air Force.
There was a map of the country’s states as existed before 2000 and made of concrete. We also had fun near the lake where small sized paddle boats and rowing are allowed. The name of the park is derived from its founder Mr. Cole. It came into existence in the year 1906 and comprises of a restaurant, open air theatre and beautifully decorated walkways. We also came to know that the park underwent renovation in 1996 due to the efforts of the then Deputy Commissioner, Mr. MGVK Bhanu